(Current as of Dec 3Feb 28, 20182019)
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|Facebook and Twitter|
The main PBS social accounts reserves the right not to share social videos that are not square cuts.
Maximum Duration: Per platform restrictions, all Instagram video content must have a TRT (total run time) of 60 seconds or less.
|YouTube||Other YouTube video specs|
Logos - Watermark/Endcard Inclusion
The section below includes guidelines around approved logo inclusion for watermarks and end cards. Video clips must feature either an approved PBS watermark, or "PBS | Series" co-branded watermark, as well as PBS/Co-branding in the endcard. Only the PBS and series logos outlined below are approved for social video inclusion. Any exceptions to this must be discussed with and approved by PBS before sharing on social platforms.
All clips, previews or extras (ex. series sell, episodic promos, and short-form video) shared on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, must include an approved PBS watermark throughout the entire duration of the video (excluding the endcard). The placement of the watermark in the top left corner is also required. This position was selected because the top-left corner has the least amount of in-platform conflict to ensure maximum visibility.
There are two options for including a watermark:
Co-branded Watermarks (Approved, Ongoing Series)
Only approved, ongoing series may use a co-branded watermark for social video. co-branded watermarks must be approved and in-line with outlined specs by the PBS team in advance of use. Upon approval, PBS team must have a copy of co-branded watermark for any creative produced in-house by PBS creative services team (i.e. Press Tour filler, series sell, etc).
Only the approved on-going series listed below are eligible for co-branded watermark use:
PBS Template Watermark (All Other Programs)
Producers not included in the above list of approved, on-going series for a co-branded watermark must use the template offered by PBS. The template watermark is available as a .TIFF and .PNG file.